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Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827

Breakfast before the Hunt

between 1785 and 1790
Materials & Techniques:
Pen and black and gray ink with brown and blue wash on medium, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm), Mount: 7 3/4 x 10 13/16 inches (19.7 x 27.5 cm)

Inscribed in black ink, on mount, lower left: "No 11." ; Verso: in graphite, lower center: "D26692"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
antlers | breakfast | chairs | dinner | dogs (animals) | doorway | drinking | eating | food | horse (animal) | hunt | hunters | interior | meal | men | room | saddle | sporting art | table | windows
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IIIF Manifest:

Thomas Rowlandson from the Paul Mellon Collection (National Sporting Library and Museum, 2005-04-14 - 2005-06-10) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Noble Exercise - The Sporting Ideal in Eighteenth-Century British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-07-14 - 1982-09-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Rowlandson Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection (Royal Academy of Arts, 1978-03-04 - 1978-05-28) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Rowlandson Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-11-16 - 1978-01-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Stephen Deuchar, Noble exercise : the sporting ideal in eighteenth-century British art, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1982, pp. 43, 44, no. 39, ND1388 G7 D48+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

John T. Hayes, Rowlandson : watercolours and drawings, Phaidon, London, 1972, p. 97, no. 33, pl. 33, NJ18 R79 H39 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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